Introduction

Welcome to the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre. The Resource Centre provides you with free access to the latest peer-reviewed clinical information relating to the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

What is a Resource Centre?

A Resource Centre is a freely accessible platform that aims to increase clinical knowledge in a specific medical specialty by disseminating important new research and clinical developments more broadly.

All content on this platform is independently selected and reviewed by the Resource Centre’s editor, Professor Tim Vartanian from Cornell University.

This resource is provided by the journal, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, published by Elsevier, and made possible by a donation from EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Articles

About the editor

  • Professor Timothy Vartanian - Editor of the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre

    Timothy Vartanian, Professor at the Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, obtained his M.D. degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago. He completed his Medical Internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and his Neurology Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

    From 1994 to 2009 Dr. Vartanian worked as Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Since 2009 he has led the clinical and research efforts at the Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan.

    His principal areas of research focus on understanding the molecular basis of new lesion formation in MS, environmental triggers for MS, innate immunity and myelin regeneration and repair.

Congress planner

2014

  • 26 April - 3 May

    USA, Philadelphia

    The American Academy of Neurology annual meeting: AAN 2014

    From April 26 through May 3 the 66th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN 2014) is held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, USA. The headquarter hotel to the conference is the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown. AAN 2014 is the largest gathering of neurology professionals in the World. It brings eight days of breakthrough research, targeted education programs and numerous opportunities for networking. At AAN 2014 you find the latest developments, you can earn medical education credits, or you can mingle with other neurologists and neuroscience professionals.

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  • 2 - 6 May

    USA, Pittsburgh

    Immunology 2014 - AAI Annual Meeting

    The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) is organizing its Annual Meeting in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA). IMMUNOLOGY 2014™ is an all-immunology event and will attract immunologists from over 40 countries. Lectures will be provided by the world’s leading experts in immunology, ensuring you receive a thorough update of the latest developments in your field. There is room for scientist’s poster presentations, including every career stage. Come to Pennsylvania to get acquainted with the newest tools and techniques that can benefit your research. You are advised to book your hotel on time, as on May 4 over 30,000 visitors are expected for the Pittsburgh Marathon.

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  • 8 - 11 May

    Germany, Berlin

    The 8th world congress on controversies in neurology

    Berlin (Germany) is the scene for the 8th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) on on May 8-11, 2014. The congress will be held at the Hilton Berlin Hotel, in the hearth of Berlin. The CONy Congress presents a forum for clinicians to discuss the most dynamic and controversial topics facing the field of neurology. Speaker-audience discussion is stimulated, so all participants can contribute to the event by sharing their opinion and experience with the experts in the field.

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  • 28 - 31 May

    USA, Dallas, Texas

    CMSC ACTRIMS Annual Meeting 2014 - The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

    From the 28th through the 31st of May, 2014, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) have their sixth joint annual meeting in the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas (USA). The CMSC ACTRIMS annual meeting targets both healthcare professionals and researchers involved in MS clinical care or research. It brings together all professionals committed to improving the lives of people with MS. At the meeting you will find state-of-the-art information on MS-related treatment options and research, of relevance to patient care.

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  • 31 May - 3 June

    Turkey, Istanbul

    Joint Congress of European Neurology -

    From May 31 through June 3, 2014 the Joint Congress of European Neurology will be organized in Istanbul (Turkey) by the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS). The meeting will take place at the International Congress Center Istanbul. The congress will provide a scientific meeting as platform to continue education in the field of Neurology. Both EFNS and ENS aim to provide open professional education opportunities and continued medical education of the highest standards. For this a program with state-of-the-art lectures is provided by acknowledged experts in a broad spectrum of topics. The Joint Congress of European Neurology allows over 5,000 neurologists to jointly study and disseminate the latest on research as well as clinical practices and treatment. Notably, at this meeting the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) will be founded.

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This online Resource Centre has been made possible by a donation from EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Note that EMD Serono, Inc. has had no editorial control or influence over the content of this Resource Centre. The Resource Centre and all content therein have been subject to an independent editorial review

Professor Timothy Vartanian - Editor of the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre

Professor Timothy Vartanian - Editor of the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre

Timothy Vartanian, Professor at the Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, obtained his M.D. degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the ...

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Journal Editor's choice

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders ; Volume 3, Issue 2

Prof. Gavin Giovannoni

Sample sizes for lesion magnetisation transfer ratio outcomes in remyelination trials for multiple sclerosis
D.R. Altmann, K. Schmierer, K. Hunter, D.J. Tozer, C.A. Wheeler-Kingshott, A. Coles, D.H. Miller
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, April 2014, Vol 3 Issue 2.

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